Ashley Gilreath

Hanging on the walls and hidden in the corners of our homes are the photographs and works of those who came before us. These seemingly mundane and irrelevant objects are the indexical records of family and human history. Accumulating in layers and decaying through time, these remnants of our physical world provide tangible reference points for how we understand one another and ultimately ourselves. Books, furniture, clothing, and even silverware can influence the dynamics and relationships between the past and future generations.

With my work I attempt to honor the struggle with the fragility of my relationships with family so that we, as a people, do not forget how to remember.